Peggy Scholten's girls did it again.
Two days after a dramatic win over Schaumburg for their Hall of Fame coach on a night she was honored for 37 years of directing the Conant girls volleyball program, the Cougars stepped up again and defeated Fremd 25-18, 25-17 on Thursday night in Hoffman Estates.
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Jenn Donnell (7 kills), DeeDee Durr (4), Sarah Manczko (3), Drea Catalano (3) and Kari Thomsen (2) led the Cougars' attack set by Sarah Mazurek (9 assists) and Elisa Ambrose (7).
Conant (10-12, 5-3) moved into a tie for second place with Fremd (12-9, 5-3) in the Mid-Suburban West.
The two teams are 2 matches behind Barrington (12-10, 7-1) with one to go.
Fremd was led by Ari Messner (6 kills), Lane Hindenburg (3) and Maise Koo (3) on attack. Koo also had 4 blocks while Messner had 2.
Barrington d. Schaumburg: HostBarrington (12-10, 7-1) came to within one win of clinching the Mid-Suburban West with a 25-15, 25-17 triumph on its home court.
Megan Talbot (7 kills), Katie Clement (5) and Emily Watkins (5) led the Fillies' attack set by Claire Waliczek (18 assists).
Clement also had 3 blocks while Waliczek had 2.
Christy Roney (10 digs), Emily Watkins (9) and Emily Casaletto (6) led the defense while Waliczek served 2 aces and Ellie Lauderback 1.
Schaumburg (12-9, 4-4) was paced on attack by Jada Blackwell (7 kills, 5 assists), Oyinkan Akinola (5 kills, 9 digs, 3 blocks) and Kiana Lewis 4 kills, 2 blocks).
Palatine d. Hoffman: Hannah Bridier (6 kills), Meg Angelaccio (3), Julia Cygnar (2) and Kim Butler (2) led the attack for host Palatine (5-15, 2-6) in a 25-17, 25-13 victory.
Caitlin Riedy handed out 14 assists while Liz Keelty had 1 ace and 5 digs. Alexis Serna was 11-of-11 serving.
Clare Shaffer (8 kills) and Sarah Wille (4) led Hoffman Estates (5-20, 1-7), which received 8 assists from Kaitlyn Imburgia and 6 from Jenny Avila.
Rolling Meadows d. Prospect: The host Mustangs (12-10, 5-3) posted a 25-14, 25-20 victory behind the attack of Ashley Montanez (7 kills), Jenny Vliet (5), Hannah Mickey (4) Brice Calzaretta (4) and Lauren Sokolowski (3).
Vliet (10 assists) and Kay (7) set the offense which received aces from Sokolowski, Kay and Megan King.
Buffalo Grove d. Wheeling: Alaina Murphy put down 16 kills and Sarah Rivera added 11 for visiting Buffalo Grove in a 25-20, 16-25, 25-15 triumph.
Colleen Nowlan added 3 kills with 3 blocks while setter Marie Georgoulis handed out 25 assists and made
Top diggers for the Bison (9-8, 6-2) were Murphy (18), Katelyn Sommers (15), Rivera (11) and Leah Masciopinto (9).
Wheeling (4-18, 1-7) was led on attack by Timber Terrell (3 kills), Elizabeth Smith (2) and Lani Greenberg (2). Deanna Kuzmanic handed out 11 assists with 11 digs while Alexa Laurenao had 16 digs.
Niles North d. Maine West: Niles North spoiled senior night at Maine West with a 25-22, 25-20 victory in the CSL North match.
The Warriors (12-9, 4-3) were led by Allison Grzebien (5 kills), Kassidy Riportella (4 kills, 1 block, 15 assists), Magda Czerlonko (3 kills) and Alyssa Suriano (2 kills).
"Our players were very emotional tonight (Senior Night)," said Warriors coach Randy Tiller. "They played their best against a well-executing team. Niles North only game us 5 points in Set 2. And we only gave them 8. I'm happy with the effort."
Marian Catholic d. St. Viator: Marian Catholic posted a 25-14, 25-19 triumph in the ESCC match in Chicago Heights.
Mary Cleary put down 9 kills for the Lions (12-11, 1-4) while Megan Mueller had 2. Brandt, Mroz and Cleary each had 1 block while Molly Ziegler handed out 13 assists.